A visit from new Texas Longhorns running backs coach Tommie Robinson last week wasn't enough to keep Texas City wide receiver Armanti Foreman and his twin brother D'onta, a running back, from taking an official visit to see the Missouri Tigers, according to their coaches.
The Longhorns have already lost all three defensive tackle commits in the 2014 class, as well as wide receiver Emanuel Porter, since the hire of new head coach Charlie Strong several weeks ago.
In addition, Abilene Cooper wide receiver Lorenzo Joe and Marble Falls wide receiver Garrett Gray will also take their own official visits this weekend, Joe to the TCU Horned Frogs and Gray to the California Golden Bears this week and the UCLA Bruins the next.
The visits put the Horns in danger of losing a large part of the 2014 wide receiver class and the running back position has already suffered multiple casualties as well -- the decommitment of Fort Worth All Saints running back/fullback Daniel Gresham opened the way for D'Onta Foreman to pick up his offer from Texas and Newton all-purpose back Kevin Shorter is in all likelihood done with football after suffering a bruised spinal cord last fall during a game.
A consensus four-star prospect and Semper Fi All-American, Armanti Foreman is a former Oklahoma commit who was clocked at 4.40 seconds in the 40 at a TCU camp last spring and would provide Texas with another dynamic option from the slot -- his ability after the catch is among the best in the state for his class, a big reason why he's ranked as the No. 16 wide receiver nationally and the No. 16 player in Texas by the 247Sports Composite rankings.
Less heralded is D'onta Foreman, a consensus three-star prospect rated as the No. 72 running back and the No. 126 player in Texas for 2014. However, the 6'0, 207-pounder is an important piece of the recruiting class because the only big back currently on campus is Joe Bergeron and he's set to graduate this year. So keeping D'Onta Foreman is a priority because he would fill the short-yardage role currently occupied by Bergeorn and could provide some blocking as a fullback, albeit with more versatility because of his ability to carry the ball himself, an attribute not currently provided by Alex De La Torre, who will be a junior next season.
The Longhorns are trying to finish the class strong, but losing the Foreman twins would certainly make that task much more difficult, if not basically impossible.